Is the word color masculine or feminine in Spanish?

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Is the word color masculine or feminine in Spanish?

Spanish Gender:

Every noun in Spanish has a gender (it also has a number) that can be either masculine or feminine. The gender is arbitrarily assigned and in most cases it has to be memorized. As a general rule, most nouns ending in -a are feminine and those ending in -o are masculine. However, there are exceptions to this rule. For example: 'la casa' (feminine, 'the house'), 'el coche' (masculine, 'the car'), or 'el libro' (masculine, 'the book').

Answer and Explanation:

The word 'color' is masculine in Spanish. Therefore it will be 'el color' in singular and 'los colores' in plural. For example:

  • 'Ese color te sienta...

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